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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Distention: Abdominal pain, overall discomfort, abdominal distention and nausea are the most common side effects of suprep.

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy: There are many options for bowel preparation to choose from. Some of these options are much smaller in volume and also there is pill form. You shoul ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
None: There is no "common" side effect to colonoscopy. The overwhelming majority of colonoscopies have no side effects. The uncommon adverse event is mis ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: While there are certainly risks to having a colonoscopy (bleeding, injury to the colon wall, or the risks of sedation), these complications are very r ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.. Side: effects are minimal under general anesthesia.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Experience counts...: Conscious sedation often combines versed (sleep agent that induces amnesia) with narcotic (typically fentanyl) with resulting prolonged sleepiness af ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
What side effects?: Sedation during colonoscopy or gastroscopy is for your comfort especially if you have low pain threshold. I’m not sure what side effects you are conce ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Stress!: When patients are in pain, it causes significant stress on the patient and also your doctor. No doctor likes to see their patients in pain. Pain can ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: It would be wise to avoid drinking alcohol before any medical procedure.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Gastroscopy needed: If your colonoscopy was normal, but you were found to have an ulcer on gastroscopy, then you should have a follow up gastroscopy to make sure the ulce ... Read More
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